Educational AffairsOffice of Clinical Simulation
Home of the Standardized Patient Center and Clinical Skills Center
Standardized Patients (SPs) are people who have been
carefully selected and trained to portray patients with a specific
condition in a consistent and realistic way. They offer various types of
students in medical education the opportunity to practice communication
and examinations skills and they also provide feedback to the students.
The Office of Clinical Simulation staff is responsible for recruiting
and training individuals from the community and surrounding area
interested in becoming SPs. Standardized Patients provide students in
medical education with standardized learning experiences, while
minimizing risk and discomfort to actual patients.
By using SP's in medical education, SP's are provided an important
role in the assessment portion of each student's medical training
helping to mold UTMB's future doctors, nurse practitioners, physical
therapists and physician assistants.
Anyone interested in additional information about becoming a standardized patient can learn more about the program
by reviewing information on our site, completing an online information session application, or
contacting us directly.
The history of the Standardized Patient program and how they are used in medical education is also available on our website.
In the Clinical Skills Center, students are introduced to a variety of models and task trainers which assist them in the mastery of clinical skills.
Examples of models used in teaching include: Eye and Ear task
trainers, Blood Pressure Simulator, Heart and Lung Sounds simulator and
Office of Clinical Simulation
3.312 Marvin Graves Building
(409) 772-6339 fax